The Link Church is all about passion, purpose and people. A Church focused on community, relevance and service. A Church so inclusive, relaxed and well-formed within its culture, friendly, welcoming, simple and active. A Church passionate about seeing the purposes of God fulfilled in people’s lives.
When you come to The Link Church or one of its many weekly events – from groups for mothers, youth and all ages to community events – you will experience a relaxed and relevant atmosphere where God is ever present.
We hope you will allow us to welcome you at The Link Church at one of our services, and we pray God’s richest blessings upon your life!
Glenn & Clare
Our 10am service on Australia Day (the 26th) will be replaced by the Australia Day BBQ, across the road at Lakeside Park.
Our 5pm service will be on as usual.
Vision & Mission
Our Vision – To link people to God, to each other and to the Church.
Our Mission – We are passionate about seeing the purposes of God fulfilled in people’s lives.
Our Core Values – To be known for our passion, our purpose, our people – to see people planted, growing and fulfilling God’s plans.
Passion – We believe Jesus has a call for our lives and this creates a passion in us to discover the call of God that is specific for us.
Philippians 3:12-14 “…I keep working toward that day when I will finally be all that Christ Jesus saved me for and wants me to be…I am still not all that I should be, but I am focusing all my energies on this one thing; Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead, I strain to reach the end of the race and receive the prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us up to heaven.”
Purpose – God’s thoughts, plans and purposes are good, individual for each person and for our future. The message of Jesus and our message is a message of hope.
Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the thoughts I think toward you”, says the Lord, “thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.”
People – God spent one chapter of the Bible creating the earth, and the rest He dedicated to people, and the redemption of them. We are people who love God as number one and who have a heart to reach out to others.
Matthew 22:37-38 Jesus said, “You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.” This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is equally important: “Love your neighbour as yourself”.
Glenn & Clare Wysman are the senior pastors of The Link Church. They have been married since 1995 and have three children.
Glenn was born in Manly on Sydney’s Northern Beaches and has lived, worked and played in the area all his life. Clare was born in Armidale, New South Wales and has lived in Armidale, Geelong – Victoria, Sydney’s Eastern suburbs and on the Northern Beaches.
Glenn & Clare first started in ministry on the anniversary of their first year of marriage. They began with joining the youth team at Northern Beaches Christian Centre and after a number of years Glenn was appointed youth pastor of the Church. Glenn, together with Clare, experienced the group become a significant youth group on the Northern Beaches of Sydney. In 1999 Clare gave birth to their first child and together they handed over the position of pastoring youth. Throughout 2000 -2004 Glenn and Clare ministered in a pastoral capacity at the church, coordinating and leading various small groups and services.
In 2004 Pastor Paul O’Sullivan, senior minister of Northern Beaches Christian Centre, released Glenn & Clare to start a Sunday night outreach in Narrabeen. After a period of nine months, from a small team of eight, the outreach grew and was planted as a church on the 7th of November 2004. Thus The Link Church was ‘born’.
The Link Church is a local church passionate about the Northern Beaches of Sydney, devoted to impacting all generations and reaching the world for Christ.
In January 2006 Glenn commenced on staff at The Link Church. Prior to that Glenn trained as a pilot and worked in the corporate world for 15 years as a Product Manager.
Clare studied at university level for six years, attaining an Arts degree with a double major in linguistics and psychology and a Bachelor of Applied Science (Speech Pathology). Since graduating as a Speech Pathologist in 1996 she has worked in both the public and private sectors, running her own private practice since 1999 which she currently runs part time along with her roles at The Link Church.
Glenn & Clare love our city and are passionate about seeing the community strengthened. Community events such as Carols by the Lake with over 8000 people attending each year and Eggs by the Lake attracting over 2000 people are some ways this passion is expressed.
They have also established the Link Community Care program – a program that provides affordable groceries, fruit and vegetables at a low recovery fee. Services can be accessed by any low-income earner and holder of a Centrelink benefit card. The program currently assists over 450 families. This program has received wide support and has featured on Channel 7’s Today Tonight program and Channel 9 with Jamie Durie.
The journey continues…..
What We Believe
We believe that the Bible is God’s Word. It is accurate, authoritative and applicable to our every day lives. We believe in one eternal God who is the Creator of all things. He exists in three Persons: God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. He is totally loving and completely holy.
We believe that sin has separated each of us from God and His purpose for our lives. We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ as both God and man is the only One who can reconcile us to God. He lived a sinless and exemplary life, died on the cross in our place, and rose again to prove His victory and empower us for life.
We believe that in order to receive forgiveness and be ‘born again’ we must repent of our sins, believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, and submit to His will for our lives. We believe that in order to live the holy and fruitful lives that God intends for us, we need to be baptised in water and be filled with the power of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit enables us to use spiritual gifts, including speaking in tongues which is evidence of baptism in the Holy Spirit.
We believe that God has individually equipped us so that we can successfully achieve His purpose for our lives which is to worship God, fulfil our role in the Church and serve the community in which we live. We believe that God wants to heal and transform us so that we can live healthy and prosperous lives in order to help others more effectively.
We believe that our eternal destination of either Heaven or hell is determined by our response to the Lord Jesus Christ. We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ is coming back again as He promised.
We want our church to be a safe place for everyone – spiritually, physically and emotionally. To achieve this, we should:
– Respect each other
– Care for each other’s safety
– Report concerns about abuse and/or misconduct
– Report hazards or concerns about property safety
To report a concern or hazard please speak with our Safer Churches Representative, Pastor Richie Marrett. (Contact Us)
Australian Christian Churches
The Link Church is a member of Australian Christian Churches.
Australian Christian Churches is a movement of Pentecostal Churches in voluntary cooperation. Each individual church is self-governing, but commits itself to work together with other churches in the movement for the purpose of mutual support and the spread of the gospel in Australia and the world.
The Assemblies of God in Australia was formed in 1937 and has experienced consistent growth, particularly in the last twenty years. It adopted a new name of Australian Christian Churches in 2007 and currently consists of more than 1,100 churches with over 210,000 constituents, making it the largest Pentecostal movement in Australia.
In our churches you’ll find vibrant, contemporary Christians who love the Lord Jesus Christ and express that love in lively praise and worship and in caring relationships.
Australian Christian Churches people are Bible-loving, evangelical and Pentecostal. We are committed to bringing other people to a relationship with Jesus Christ (Matt 28:18-20) and seek to display the fruit of the Spirit in our lives (Gal 5:22-23). We believe in the power and the gifts of the Holy Spirit and have a commitment to fulfilling our destiny in God.
For more information visit acc.org.au